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Family Breakdown


Safe in the right hands

William Stearman | 17 October 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: family breakdown, gun control, mass shootings
A retired military and foreign affairs expert makes the case for allowing Americans to have and carry guns.


Maybe ‘I do’

Kevin Andrews | 10 October 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: family breakdown, marriage
Unless we celebrate marriage as the best environment for raising children, many of them will face a lifetime of poverty.


The “bushfire” threatening Australia: fragile families

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 September 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Australia, family breakdown, family policy
Australia is known as the Lucky Country but a report on child welfare published this week suggests that its luck is running out.


Family connections: who is more likely to lash out?

Carolyn Moynihan | 16 August 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: family breakdown, religion, violence
Over the weekend I read a new book in which the mother of three-month-old twins (born prematurely) who died from head injuries in 2006 gives her account of the circumstances surrounding their deaths.


Fatherless youths run riot

Joanna Bogle | 12 August 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: British riots, family breakdown, youth
Will the mayhem in British cities this week finally convince doubters that family structure matters?


What the young British rioters really lack

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 August 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: family breakdown, morality
British Prime Minister David Cameron, addressing Parliament on this week's riots, talks about morality and parenting.


Anders Breivik’s broken family

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: family breakdown, Norway
Norway is one of those Scandinavian countries which are often lauded for their social security and even “family-friendly” policies. But it appears from this tragic episode that there are some things social welfare and openness do not guarantee.


Mother countries

Carolyn Moynihan | 06 May 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: family breakdown, Mother's Day, State of the World's Mothers
Does the State of the World’s Mothers report reveal the best performers?


OECD releases “first ever” report on families

Carolyn Moynihan | 28 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: family breakdown, OECD, poverty
The OECD, an alliance of richer countries, released its “first ever report on family well-being” this week, according to a press release. Considering that it has existed for 50 years, one wants to know what took it so long.


Family breakdown in history: setting the record straight

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: family breakdown, poverty
There are basically two responses to the social problems besetting richer societies today: one traces things like crime, educational under-achievement and addiction to the breakdown of the family; the other response says it is all down to poverty.


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